Manish Paul turns highest paid host, gets 2.5 crore for 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'

Popular TV actor and host Manish Paul become the highest paid host with ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9’. According to the latest buzz, Manish will be paid Rs 2.5 crore to host the ninth season of the dance celebrity show, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’.

Manish, who is hosting the dance celebrity show for the fifth consecutive year got an impressive hike. He will be taking home a hefty cheque of Rs 2.5 crore. This makes him the highest paid non-Bollywood TV host at the moment.

Manish’s value increased after he ventured into films with ‘Mickey Virus’.

Says a source, “Manish has been associated with the show for five years and shares a warm equation with the production team of Jhalak. He is not just spontaneous and funny, but pretty flexible and accommodating too. So, when he asked for Rs 2.5 crore as remuneration for hosting the upcoming season, the makers did not hesitate.”

Reportedly, last year when he hosted the show he drew Rs 1.5 crore.

‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9’ will have near about 35 episodes over its four-month run, calculating the time Manish will be paid close to Rs 7 lakh per episode. “Normally, TV hosts draw Rs 1-1.4 crore to be part of popular reality shows that run as long as four months—unless he/she is a Bollywood celebrity. However, Manish seems to be the highest paid non-Bollywood anchor on TV currently,” adds an insider.